Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Welcoming Christmas Foyer

When you come to my home during the holidays, the first thing you see is my tall Christmas tree that fits perfectly in the two story foyer. I love the soft glow of the lights and the welcoming feel it brings, front and center, when you enter.

My tree is decorated in warm red and bright gold ornaments, sparkly gold garland and soft gold bows.

These sweet, burlap birds were a new addition this year and I think they add a nice, natural element to contrast with the gold.

While all these ornaments make the tree pretty, it is the sentimental ornaments that make the tree special to our family. Each ornament tells a story and makes our tree unique to us.

My stairway railing stands out next to the tree with color and a touch of gold. I put together a garland with red berries and gold branches and wound it around the railing all the way to the open second floor.

Hanging vases are filled with seasonal and natural elements with an unexpected sparkle added for fun.

Other welcoming touches include the handmade paper angel on top of the tree, the small heart ornaments that hang from a mirror going up the stairs, a cute arrangement for the inside of the front door and a bright red jingle bell pillow that hangs from a doorknob

The red and gold colors are warm and welcoming touches that bring the warmth of Christmas to my foyer.

Have a merry day!


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  1. Beautiful and welcoming:) Love the burlap birds! Have a blessed day dear Vicki, HUGS!

  2. Gorgeous tall tree to welcome visitors to your home!

  3. Gorgeous tree and decorations! It's a perfect spot !

  4. Oh, I love your decorating...what a lovely welcome.

  5. VERY pretty! Oh, how I wish we had a 2-story foyer! The trees I would put in there!!! Yours is beautiful. Happy holidays to you and yours! Visiting from Kathe With An E's blog party.

  6. Your home looks so lovely for the holidays. Love your two story tree that welcomes all who enter.

  7. Vicki, your home is so welcoming and cheery. I bet Christmas time is a favorite time of year for you.

  8. Simply beautiful and very welcoming. Makes me sigh....sigh.....

  9. Hi Vicki: Congratulations on winning Kathy's book. Enjoy it.
    By the way, you have a very festive and beautiful home. Merry Christmas!

  10. Gorgeous! !!! Congrats on the win over at frau's.

  11. Gorgeous! Hi! I'm your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd hop on by my blog and follow me back!!


  12. Good morning...so nice to meet you. I love your foyer with the tree...how wonderful to walk in to your home and be welcomed with that!!...I'm loving those burlap birds!!...great addition...now following along...happy decorating, Mariaelena...please stop on by!

  13. Beautiful!! Everything just ties together so well! You always have such an eye for stuff.

  14. You have similar taste to mine. That foyer look exactly like the one in my last house-paint color, tree, everything! I even have that gold and glitter ornament. :)
    Your home is lovely.

  15. I love the tree and the railing. So many great ornaments.

  16. I would love to have an entryway like yours! What a lovely tree! Thanks so much for linking up at 'it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. So happy to have you.

  17. I love you tree it is so fun and festive! It is so tall!

  18. Oh wow - I love the decorated banister. So pretty.

    I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!


  19. Your tree is so beautiful and so is your railing. I have a similar entry and that is exactly where I place my tree too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  20. beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  21. Everything looks so beautiful! I love the berries in the handrails!
    Kindest regards,

  22. I wish I had a foyer to decorate! That is soooo beautiful and welcoming! I linked your website on my recent post with your beautiful tree!

  23. Just a perfect tree! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays!


  24. Love this - I have a two story foyer that would be perfect for a tree like that, but I am always too lazy to move the chest that lives in that spot! Beautiful decorations!!

  25. So pretty and I totally agree with you. It's the sentimental ornaments that mean the most. I did a new tree this year with all new ornaments...it's not the same.

  26. Your tree is gorgeous in your foyer. Great place to put it to welcome friends and family into your lovely home.
    Mary Alice

  27. I love the idea of having a tree in a two-story entry. Yours looks gorgeous. I am going to be featuring it tomorrow night at my Winter Blues Wednesday party (Fall into Fall). The party will be opening Wednesday at 12:01am instead of Tuesday night at 8pm EST because I am participating in the blogger day of silence tomorrow. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  28. Everything looks so happy and cheerful all decked out for Christmas. thank you for sharing at TTF!


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